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Making the case for business resilience

Tile_BusinessResilienceOrganizations today are presented with an ever-growing number of challenges, compounded by the speed of technological change and evolution, all of which act together to increase business risk. In such an unpredictable environment, the ability to weather market and technological and financial stress is critical to sustainability. Reactive corporate disaster recovery is no longer sufficient. Resilient systems and processes that keep businesses running as usual during any crisis are the key to retaining competitive advantage. One of the biggest issues facing organizations today is a plethora of unpredictable disruptions that have the potential to seriously destabilise business…

 

Natural Disaster Risk Is All About Location

Peoples Home Equity knows that when it comes to purchasing a home, most people agree, it’s all about location. For natural disaster risk, location is also the main factor according to a November 3rd release by Corelogic, a real estate data analytics company, titled “More Or Less Natural Hazard Risk Than Average: It’s All About Location.”…

 

UN. praises Filipino resilience a year after Haiyan tragedy

Typhoon Haiyan caused the displacement of at least 4.1 million people in November 2013(AFP

Typhoon Haiyan caused the displacement of at least 4.1 million people in November 2013(AFP

The United Nations chief representative in the Philippines on Thursday praised Filipinos’ resilience in recovering from a super typhoon that devastated the country’s central island’s nearly a year ago. “We are humbled by the extraordinary resilience of the Filipino people who, despite the unprecedented destruction and tragedy that struck, pushed through individually and collectively, and with generosity of spirit, to this point where recovery is well under way,” Luiza Carvalho, the U.N. resident and humanitarian coordinator in the Philippines, said in a statement…

 

Sendai is ready to tell its story

sendaiIncheon – Ito Yoshichika is one of many proud citizens of the City of Sendai who are looking forward to telling their remarkable story of recovery when the city plays host to an expected 8,000 participants at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in March 2015.   After what can only be described as a hectic three and a half years, Mr. Ito, the Manager of the City’s Post-Disaster Reconstruction Bureau, has only recently had the opportunity to pause and reflect on the impressive regeneration of the city after the 11 March 2011 earthquake and tsunami…

 

The White Hurricane: The worst storm in Great Lakes history

Locations of ships lost during the Great Storm of 1913. Most of the ships sunk were in Lake Huron. Courtesy Dr. Greg Mann, National Weather Service Detroit.

Locations of ships lost during the Great Storm of 1913. Most of the ships sunk were in Lake Huron. Courtesy Dr. Greg Mann, National Weather Service Detroit.

Over 250 lives lost. At least 12 ships sunk. Thirty other ships crippled. The worst natural disaster in Great Lakes history. The Great Storm of 1913, known as the ‘White Hurricane’, struck the Great Lakes 101 years ago this weekend. It was truly an epic storm that is a benchmark in Great Lakes marine and meteorological history…

 

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